Glomerular Disease Differs Globally

Glomerular disease subtype frequencies vary markedly by continent, even among patients of similar race or ethnicity, according to a new study.

Cystectomy Complication Rate Not Improving

Perioperative complication rates following radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer have not declined despite enhanced recovery protocols, but hospital length of stay (LOS) and need for blood transfusions have declined, a new study finds.

Decreasing Kidney Function Ups AFib

Kidney disease is associated with an increased risk for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to researchers.

PSA Nadir Timing Predicts BCR

Following radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer, patients who have both a detectable PSA nadir and a shorter time to nadir (TTN) are at higher risk for biochemical recurrence of disease, a new study suggests.

Evaluating Practice Options

Partnering with another organization may provide multiple benefits, including support for participating in new value-based agreements, infrastructure to comply with regulations and access to the capital needed to fund technological investments and growth.

New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

Significant changes in the new guidelines include perspectives on the role of renal mass biopsy, a more defined role for thermal ablation, and increased use of active surveillance in elderly or infirmed patients with small renal masses.

Not All High-Risk PCas the Same

Researchers have identified distinct subgroups of men with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) who experience different outcomes following treatment with a combination of high-dose radiation therapy and androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), according to a new report.

Fewer Women Initiate HD With AVF

Despite the “fistula first” campaign, women, especially black women, are less likely than men to initiate hemodialysis (HD) with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for vascular access, according to a new study.

Trimming Costs to Increase Income

Although medical practices typically focus on billing and collections to maintain and increase income, they should not forget about reducing what they pay for pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, and other aspects of running a practice.

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